TRUSTED TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

A minimalist's approach to traveling with a carry-on

EDITOR'S NOTE

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My travel style and overall lifestyle fall around the saying, “less is more.”

I believe that a minimalistic view in life has given me the self-satisfaction and the ease to travel only with the necessary things I need both in life and as a traveling woman. I realized that carrying less stuff with me lightens not only the load of my pack but also my inner conscious is free from worry. I am contented and confident because I know that I have everything I need with me, nothing more, nothing less.

That said, my style may not be the same as yours, but it doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a thing or two ideas in this post. My list is very basic. Thus you’ll have an overall idea what you might need on the road! Just remember that if you’re backpacking, it is vital you think through what you put in your pack. The hardest thing I did before was to throw away or pay for shipping to send off some of the stuff I didn’t end up using. Therefore, always think through if you need that cute jumper or not.

On a crazy note, I once traveled around Europe and Asia for three months with a 35L backpack! I covered two seasons (winter and extreme heat), and I had everything I needed in that backpack including a sleeping bag, a DSLR, and a cute pair of dresses. Looking back, that was extreme minimalism, and I would certainly do it again.

*Prices in this post are subject to change

If you’re interested to read about some of my product reviews, recommendations, and such, please refer to this link below:

BACKPACK'S & LUGGAGES

FOR BACKPACKING OR HIKING TRAVEL

Deuter ACT 35+10 SL Hiking Backpack
– $260.00

WEEKEND GETAWAY/CABIN SIZE LUGGAGE

Samsonite Barlette 20″ Spinner Luggage
$83.00

DAY OR TRAVEL PACK / WEEKEND GETAWAY

Herschel Co. Little America Backpack
$99.95

STYLISH CITY OR DAY PACK

Herschel Co. City Backpack
$54.99

BACKPACKING ESSENTIALS

PACKING CUBE

Packing cube set for organization
$22.99

QUICK DRY MICRO FIBRE TOWEL

Relefree Microfibre Towel Set
$12.99

FLIP FLOPS FOR HOSTEL SHOWERS/BEACH GETAWAY

Stylish Havaianas Flip Flops
$22.95

MASTER LOCK FOR LUGGAGE & LOCKERS

Master Lock with Combination
$6.98

SLEEPING BAG (FOR LONG LAYOVERS AT AIRPORTS)

Hooded Sleeping Bag with Compression Sack (perfect if you have to sleep at the airport or CouchSurfing)
$42.95

REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE

Eco-friendly water bottle to bring with you
$21.95

ALL-IN-ONE LIQUID SOAP

Dr. Bonner’s Organic Liquid Soap (for laundry, body, face, & hair)
$9.99

DRY PACK TO PROTECT YOUR GADGETS

Earth Pak – Waterproof Dry Pack
$18.99

BEAUTY ESSENTIAL

TOILETRY BAG

eBags Pack-it-Flat Toiletry Bag
$34.99

CLEAR TOILETRY BOTTLES

Leak Proof Carry-on Toiletries
$15.99

FACE, BODY, & HAIR OIL MOISTURIZER

Pura D’or Cold Pressed Argan Oil (I only use argan or coconut oil on my body!)
$16.14

MUST HAVE MAKEUP

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain
$15.20

SUNSCREEN FOR SKIN PROTECTION!

Sun Bum Moisturizing SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion
$14.48

MENSTRUAL CUP

My Recommendation: Diva Cup
– $24.32

FOR BROWS ON FLEEK

Slant Tweezers
$9.97

CLOTHING & SHOES

BASIC PLAIN T-SHIRTS

Clementine Women’s V-Neck T-Shirts
$20.80

COMFORTABLE PANTS

Stretchy High Waist Leggings
$24.89

FLEECE JACKET

Columbia Women’s Fleece Jacket
$19.99

SIMPLE WALKING SHOES

TOMS Women’s Loafers
$43.25

SHOES FOR SHORT HIKES/LONG WALKS

Nike Women’s Air Max
$78.76

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